The Masai Mara National Reserve is a safari destination that is hard to beat. Indeed, if you’ve been dreaming of an African safari, the image you have in mind is probably very close to the Masai Mara. This is quintessential Africa: wide open savannah, with herds of grazers moving along the horizon, stopping in the shade of isolated acacia trees in the heat of the day. You’ll get to see your fair share of predators too. Lion and cheetah are common, but finding a leopard requires a bit more patience. Thinking of booking a 3-day Masai Mara safari? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions that might help your planning.
3 Days Masai Mara Group Joining Budget Safari
Highlights: These group joining safari departures are scheduled daily and take our clients to visit the famous Masai Mara Reserve, which is one of the best game reserves in Kenya. The safari starts and ends in Nairobi with possibility of extension and each open roofed safari minibus will accommodate 6 of you, with each person guaranteed a window seat. Accommodation is based in basic self contained tents with flush toilet and shower inside the tent. Basic beddings are also provided including a bed, bed sheets, pillow, mosquito net and blankets.
3 DAYS MASAI MARA SAFARI
Enjoy a thrilling 3 days Masai Mara Safari tour starting and ending in Nairobi and using quality mid range safari lodges or tented camps, typically located inside or close to the main Maasai Mara National reserve. This 2 night, 3 day tour includes road transport from Nairobi with upto six joining Safari game drives inside the reserve. The trip may also include extra options such as a visit to a Maasai village. Full day game drives can be had at no extra charge for the second day of the itinerary in Masai Mara.
The typical Safari Itinerary is listed below. Note that prices vary depending on the month or season of travel, with July to October being peak season while April to mid June is low season.
2 Nights Masai Mara
Day 01: Start of your Safari from Nairobi
Your Driver-Guide reports to your hotel for start of the safari to Masai Mara with a 7.30am to 8am departure for a picturesque drive descending the Great Rift Valley and onwards to Maasai Mara, Kenya’s famous game reserve. ( Drive time 5.5 hours). You will be in a private safari vehicle. Stop for some time at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint on the way, to enjoy the amazing views of the largest Valley in the world, said to be visible from outer space. Arrive at Masai Mara for lunch at your lodge or camp. The afternoon game drive at 3.30pm allows spotting of the magnificent wildlife in the park ranging from the Big Cats such as Lion, Leopard & Cheetah to Rhino, Elephant and Wildebeest. Return to your camp by 6.30pm.
Dinner and overnight at Camp.
Day 02: Enjoy Full day in Masai Mara
You will be taken on two safari game drives today, one in the morning from 6.15am to 9am, followed by breakfast and the other in the late afternoon after lunch from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. The wildlife is usually more active during these times of the day. As your Masai Mara safari is private, your gamedrive timings will be flexible, useful if you are travelling with children, or are on a honeymoon. You may also choose to have a full day game drive [ one for the whole day] with a packed picnic lunch at no extra cost. Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge [ Option of Sarova Mara Camp, Basecamp or Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or similar, in case of unavailability ].
Day 03: Return to Nairobi
At the break of dawn you embark on your concluding safari game drive in Masai Mara, followed by a relaxed breakfast back at the camp/lodge, followed by an onward departure back to Nairobi by road. Arrive Nairobi by early afternoon [typically by 2.30pm]. Drop off at your hotel or free onward transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary on Full board* basis in the lodge
- Exclusive transport in a Safari Tour Microbus with a Gameviewing roof hatch and UHF radio
- 04 Private Safari gamedrives for the tour
- Services of a certified Professional, English-speaking Driver~Guide including all his expenses & allowances
- Fuel, driver and car park fees, driver’s allowance
- All Park entry fees for clients, driver~guide and vehicle
- 24 hour Back Up support if required
What’s not included
- International flight tickets and visa costs.
- Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
- Credit Card Surcharge of 5% will apply